SparkPeople At Home Sweat Team Messageboard For those who workout at home. Any and every kind of home exercise. Whether your preference is Cathe, Jari, the Firm, Turbo Jam, Slim Series, etc. SparkPeople At Home Sweat Team Messageboard Check in 2/19 - 2/25 New week, new opportunities. Mon, 19 Feb 2018 08:40:38 EST Check In 02/12 - 02/18 New week, new opportunities. Mon, 12 Feb 2018 08:20:44 EST Check in 02/05 - 02/11 New week, new opportunities. Mon, 5 Feb 2018 08:12:52 EST Check in 01/29 - 02/04 New week, new opportunities. Mon, 29 Jan 2018 08:27:08 EST Check in 1/22 - 1/28 New week, new opportunities. Mon, 22 Jan 2018 08:10:46 EST Check in 01/15 - 01/21 New week, new opportunities. Tue, 16 Jan 2018 08:36:14 EST Check in 01/08 - 01/14 New week, new opportunities. Mon, 8 Jan 2018 08:22:39 EST Check in 01/01 - 01/07 New year, new opportunities. Make it the best! Mon, 1 Jan 2018 11:40:07 EST Check in 12/25 - 12/31 New week, new opportunities. 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Mon, 20 Feb 2017 09:17:32 EST Check in 02/13 - 02/19 Welcome to the new week!! Mon, 13 Feb 2017 09:30:53 EST Check in 02/06 - 02/12 Another week another opportunity. <BR> <BR> One more day left of the Classical Stretch health challenge. I'm considering Callenetics. We shall see. Mon, 6 Feb 2017 09:09:29 EST Check in 01/30 - 02/05 Wow! Can you believe it's February already?!!? <BR> <BR> New month, new challenge. I will be starting the Blogilates thigh slimming challenge. It runs 30 days, hence the reason I'm starting today. I am also in the last week or so of the Classical Stretch health challenge. <BR> <BR> Feel free to join in. <BR> <BR> 0- <BR> day-thigh-slimming-challenge/ <BR> <BR> Mon, 30 Jan 2017 09:35:44 EST Check in 01/23 - 01/29 I'm still doing the Classical Stretch/Essentrics Health Challenge. I'm on week 3 Yay!! Mon, 23 Jan 2017 11:04:34 EST Check in 01/16 - 01/22 Posting late. Yesterday was hectic for me. Tue, 17 Jan 2017 09:34:43 EST Weekly Check In 1/09 - 01/15 Happy new year!! <BR> <BR> With a new year often comes resolutions. I'm not a person who makes resolutions. Instead I try to be better than I was last year. <BR> <BR> I will be following the Classical Stretch Health Challenge for 2017. It's been 2 weeks since I was cleared to exercise after surgery so I'm over the worst DOMs :-). I haven't completely worked out my rotation yet but it's coming. Mon, 9 Jan 2017 09:31:40 EST Weekly Check in Weekly check in threads will start 1/9. Hope you will join us. Tue, 3 Jan 2017 09:52:08 EST Back After Surgery Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> After having surgery, I'm back and looking forward to getting back on track. Look for new challenges coming soon. Thu, 22 Dec 2016 08:57:44 EST Check in 10-24 -10/30 New week, new opportunities :-) Mon, 24 Oct 2016 09:31:35 EST Check in 10/17 - 10/23 New week new opportunities :-) Mon, 17 Oct 2016 10:10:34 EST Check in 10/10 - 10/16 New week, new opportunities :-) Mon, 10 Oct 2016 10:23:04 EST Check in 10/03 - 10/09 This week's check in thread. Mon, 3 Oct 2016 09:57:45 EST Check in 09/26 - 10/02 New week new challenges!! Mon, 26 Sep 2016 11:30:48 EST Check in 9/19 - 9/25 Weekly Check in thread for the week of 9/19. Share what you're doing. Mon, 19 Sep 2016 12:20:31 EST Weekly Check Ins I will be posting weekly check ins. It's a nice way to stay accountable. The week will run from Monday to Sunday. <BR> <BR> The first week will be coming soon. Hope you will join me. Thu, 15 Sep 2016 09:43:12 EST Anyone use the Firm or the wave dvds what are your thoughts on these two programs Tue, 1 Mar 2016 09:36:35 EST How's it going? How is going folks? <BR> <BR> For me not so great. I have not exercised in about 3 weeks. The snow storm, looking for a new job and generally not feeling 100 percent is definitely affecting me. So I'm putting together a plan to get back on track. <BR> <BR> What about you? Fri, 12 Feb 2016 08:19:04 EST New Year - New Goals Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> We are getting ready to move into a new year and with a new year comes new goals, usually :-). <BR> <BR> What are your goals? <BR> <BR> Are you making resolutions or lifetime, lifestyle changes? <BR> <BR> Please share your thoughts. Mon, 28 Dec 2015 08:33:32 EST Restarting Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> I'm again getting back on track after doing nothing but walking for 2 months!!! My rotations are planned out through October, allowing for life changes, of course :-). <BR> <BR> My September rotation is Jessica Smith's new dvd set. In October, will be the original Get Ripped. <BR> <BR> What about you? What are your plans? <BR> <BR> Good, better, best, never let it rest, until your good is better and your better is best. <BR> <BR> Remember, push yourself, you ... Wed, 2 Sep 2015 08:52:21 EST Still Here Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> I am still around. Things have been a bit crazy in my life but hopefully they will slow soon. <BR> <BR> Hope everyone is well and still pushing :-) Fri, 31 Jul 2015 13:02:24 EST Tony Horton Article <link><BR>iner-tony-horton-says-213933717.html </link> Wed, 8 Apr 2015 13:46:51 EST New Challenge In addition to at least 30 minutes of cardio, shoot for 100 crunches per day or any kind of ab work you choose, pilates, yoga, standing as long as you work those abs!!!!!!!!!!!! Tue, 7 Apr 2015 10:11:00 EST Update Happy Spring!! At least I sincerely hope the freezing temps and snow is behind us. <BR> <BR> I managed to complete the 30 cardio challenge. Woo hoo!! I'm almost done with my getting back to strength workouts challenge as well - 3 more to go!! I have also successfully done yoga daily for 45 days - this one I plan on keeping up with. The benefits have been amazing. <BR> <BR> Are there any accomplishments you want to share? I'm excited to see what progress we've made. <BR> <BR> Also, keep ... Thu, 19 Mar 2015 09:57:34 EST MyYogaWorks $25 One year of access to <BR> <BR> <link><BR>rksnatmarch15?utm_medium=email&utm_ter<BR>m=2552748&utm_source=city&utm_campaign<BR>=DCFemale-737893922-dc&cust=t&utm_cont<BR>ent=myyogaworksnatmarch15 </link> Mon, 2 Mar 2015 10:31:59 EST Welcome New Members Welcome to the team!!! <BR> <BR> We're so happy you have joined us. Feel free to jump right in and share!!! Mon, 2 Mar 2015 09:53:35 EST Feb Challenge Hello Sweat-ers!!! <BR> <BR> And a happy healthy New Year!! <BR> <BR> It's challenge time. We all occasionally need to challenge ourselves. This will be a cardio challenge. <BR> <BR> Cardio for 30 minutes a day - 5 day a week. If you already do 30 minutes, add 15 minutes. 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I'm sooo excited about this one. I love Jessica. I got this email yesterday. <BR> <BR> It's finally here! <BR> THIS is what we've been working on for you this year <BR> I'm so excited to FINALLY announce the arrival of our newest baby, our brand NEW "Walk On: 21-Day Weight Loss Plan," a 2-DVD disc set that we've spent countless hours of research, planning and prep on this past year to (hopefully!) create our best walking-based fitness program yet. <BR> <BR> Before going in to any more deta... Wed, 31 Dec 2014 10:58:23 EST Best Buy Dvds Best Buy has select dvds on sale online starting at $5.99. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>tness-dvds-133678 </link> Wed, 31 Dec 2014 10:54:48 EST 9 Secrets To Lasting Weight Loss Armed with these simple tips, you can painlessly shed pounds. (Photo: Stocksy) <BR> <BR> Mindful eating may not be a mainstream weight-loss tactic (yet), but that doesn’t mean it’s unsupported by science. 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Mon, 22 Dec 2014 08:57:32 EST Savings on Bellyfit BellyFit Holiday Sale <BR> 2 for 1 on Elements DVDs <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:09:16 EST NBC launches a big-deal online workout platform<BR>ches-radius-online-workout-platform/?u<BR>tm_source=Well%2BGood&utm_campaign=1b2<BR>b94b0c3-December_12_2014_SPONS_ANY_Hou<BR>se_Trends12_2_2014&utm_medium=email&ut<BR>m_term=0_b430628ea3-1b2b94b0c3-390103137 <BR> <BR> <BR> With the launch of Radius Fitness on Tuesday, December 9, NBCUniversal is trying its hand at a new business: helping people get fit at home. <BR> Radius is the latest launch in a booming category, where a fast-multiplying col... Fri, 12 Dec 2014 11:27:49 EST hate to sweat? try these!<BR>outs-for-women-who-hate-exercise/ Wed, 3 Dec 2014 12:42:53 EST 14 Creative Ways To Practice Gratitude Thanksgiving is just around the corner, which inspires many of us to pause and practice gratitude. <BR> <BR> Developing an "attitude of gratitude" isn't just a pop psychology trend. It has been linked to an overall better quality of life, and one study shows feeling grateful makes people less likely to turn aggressive when provoked. <BR> <BR> Perhaps we could all use a little more tender love and care. Feeling gratitude is one of the most beneficial ways to feel more inner peace. We can't c... Sat, 8 Nov 2014 18:19:42 EST A Reminder - From Peaceful Daily NOTHING TO BE GRATEFUL FOR? <BR> <BR> <BR> Some of you say you have nothing to be grateful for! I say read the following... <BR> <BR> "If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof overhead and a place to sleep ... you are richer than 75% of this world. <BR> <BR> If you have money in the bank, in your wallet, and spare change in a dish someplace ... you are among the top 8% of the world's wealthy. <BR> <BR> If you woke up this morning with more health than illness ..... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:29:22 EST 8 Things Happy People Do Every Morning For many of us, mornings begin in a rushed panic. We allow our alarm clocks to buzz at least a dozen times before we decide we have to get out of bed. We then rush around our homes half-awake trying to get ready for our day. In a hurry, we stub our toe on the bedpost, forget to put on deodorant, and don't pack a lunch because we simply do not have time. <BR> <BR> It's no wonder that so many folks despise the thought of being awake before 9 am! <BR> <BR> So it may not surprise you to know th... 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Mon, 18 Aug 2014 21:11:57 EST Why Diet and Exercise Are Not the Keys to Weight L Why Diet and Exercise Are Not the Keys to Weight Loss and Health <BR> <BR> What if getting healthy had very little to do with obsessing over what you eat or worrying about how much you exercise? What if you could make weight loss and health automatic? In fact, research shows that is the best way to lose weight and get healthy. You can design a life where health and weight loss are an automatic side effect of your environment. <BR> <BR> Changing your behavior is much easier if you set up cue... Fri, 13 Jun 2014 10:41:05 EST Manduka on Zulily Mat and towels on Zulily. <BR> <link><BR><BR>9d6957f7d308d594cc58372da7f69_20140425<BR>&ns=ns_502259551|1398527415804 </link> <BR> <BR> A day a half left on this deal. Sat, 26 Apr 2014 11:53:56 EST What did you do today? A check in for if you want to check in :-) Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:20:49 EST Limited Board Activity Hello sweaters :-), <BR> <BR> I'm at a crossroads right now. I'm not sure if this team should keep going. Once upon a time, they were loads of interesting posts and great convos. This seems to have slipped in the past couple of years. <BR> <BR> My goal when I started this team was a place for those of us who workout at home to have a place to celebrate and share what we enjoyed as well as struggles and victories. There doesn't seem to be much interest at this point. <BR> <BR> I'm reachi... Mon, 3 Mar 2014 18:39:56 EST New Year almost upon us What did you learn this year? <BR> <BR> What are your goals for the next year? <BR> <BR> What will you do differently? Wed, 11 Dec 2013 16:49:10 EST Tracy Anderson Method for Beginners NAME - Tracy Anderson <BR> DURATION - 60 minutes (2 30-minute workouts) <BR> EQUIPMENT - Chair & 3 lb weights <BR> TYPE of workout - Toning <BR> MUSIC - Nonexistent <BR> IMPACT - None <BR> CHOREOGRAPHY - N/A <BR> <BR> I'm reviewing on one of the 30-minute toning sections. I have previewed both but only did one. <BR> <BR> The set is bright, airy and modern. There are tables with mats and other misc things in the background. The windows are covered with what may be paper with what seems to ... Wed, 7 Aug 2013 16:56:30 EST Walk it Off in 30 Days NAME - Leslie Sanson <BR> DURATION - 30 minutes of cardio and 30 minutes of strength <BR> EQUIPMENT - Cardio 1 - 3lb hand weight; Strength - 5 - 12lb weights <BR> TYPE of workout - 30 minutes cardio/30 minutes strength <BR> MUSIC - I can't remember the music so I'll say nondescript <BR> IMPACT - Low <BR> CHOREOGRAPHY - Basic <BR> <BR> I'll only be reviewing the cardio part as that's the only part I've done since receiving yesterday. For the cardio portion you can use hand weights. Up to 3 ... Wed, 7 Aug 2013 11:53:23 EST intenSati This is just based on initial impressions upon viewing. I will update after I've actually done the workout. <BR> <BR> NAME - Patricia Moreno <BR> DURATION - 60 minutes <BR> EQUIPMENT - yoga mat for the meditation at the end <BR> TYPE of workout - Cardio <BR> MUSIC - Meditative <BR> IMPACT - Low <BR> CHOREOGRAPHY - Low/Moderate <BR> <BR> This workout is broken down into 4 sections; Warm Up, Upper Body, Lower Body and Stretch & Meditation. <BR> <BR> The warm up (5 minutes) - This section ... Sat, 3 Aug 2013 13:03:25 EST The Psychology of Effective Workout Music Workout Music <BR> By Ferris Jabr | Scientific American – Wed, Mar 20, 2013 <BR> <BR> “I dare them to find the iPod on me,” Richie Sais told the New York Times in 2007, when he was preparing to run the Marine Corps Marathon. USA Track & Field, the national governing body for distance racing, had just decided to ban athletes from using portable music players in order "to ensure safety and to prevent runners from having a competitive edge." Rais resolved to hide his iPod shuffle under his shir... Thu, 21 Mar 2013 10:57:42 EST 3 Months into the New Year Hello sweaters :-), <BR> <BR> How are you doing? Are you meeting/achieving your goals? <BR> <BR> Keep pushing, you are worth it :-) Tue, 19 Mar 2013 09:10:51 EST 6 Surprising Way to Lose Weight By Marie Claire | Healthy Living – Fri, Feb 22, 2013 3:46 PM EST <BR> <BR> <BR> Forget every carb-cutting, craving-canceling trick you know. We combed through the latest diet research for the skinny on skinny. <BR> <BR> 1. OLD RULE: CUT CARBS <BR> <BR> Why you should break it: Low-carb diets reigned during the Atkins craze, but in the long run, people can't maintain them. According to a study in the Annals of Internal Medicine, dieters who ate carbs in moderation lost about five pounds ... Mon, 25 Feb 2013 09:26:26 EST Step workout with jammin music can you recommend s step worout dvd or yourtube that has really great music Fri, 11 Jan 2013 11:03:30 EST Amazon Sale on Gaiam Dvds <link><BR>e_172280_27640060_pe_r1_[[row1_rowreft<BR>ag]]ptr/?docId=1000895131&ie=UTF8&plgroup=1 </link> Wed, 9 Jan 2013 08:24:58 EST Article on Meditation Your Body On...Meditation <BR> When you meditate, your body—and brain!—delight in a one-of-a-kind experience. Try it for as few as 12 minutes a day, and get the full benefits of meditation <BR> <BR> BY LAURA BEIL <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> While meditation comes in dozens of forms, including the popular transcendental and mindfulness methods, they all involve one thing: a heightened state of awareness. Sound oddly intangible? Consider this: At any given time, your thoughts bounce like Ping-Pong ... Tue, 8 Jan 2013 15:31:05 EST Is There an Optimal Time to Exercise <link><BR>circadian-rhythm/?cm_mmc=Newsletter-_-<BR>1150884-_-01022013-_-IsThereanOptimalT<BR>imetoExercise-ReadMore </link> <BR> <BR> Exercise can help us sleep better and reduce our risk for chronic disease—but does it matter when you do it? <BR> <BR> New research on mice from the University of California, Los Angeles’s Brain Research Institute suggests that exercising during the daytime can improve your sleep and reduce your risk for health problems... Wed, 2 Jan 2013 21:03:42 EST Collagev Weekly Supersale Through Jan 8th <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Rodney Yee - AM Yoga for your week - $7.98 <BR> Jillian Michaels' Kickbox Fast Fix - $4.98 <BR> 10 Minute Solution Kettlebell Ultimate Fat Burner - $5.98 <BR> Crunch Fat Burning Ab Attack - $5.98 <BR> Brooke Burke's Strengthen and Condition - $6.98 <BR> Wed, 2 Jan 2013 15:12:32 EST Happy New Year Sweaters!!!! :-) What was your first workout of the new year????? Tue, 1 Jan 2013 12:34:17 EST Kathy Smith Kathy Smith has a new website and program. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Thu, 13 Dec 2012 10:44:42 EST YogaDown 12 Days of Christmas - Day 1 - Get an Elite Month Membership for only $10!! <BR> For one day only, get an Elite Month Membership with UNLIMITED streaming of every class and UNLIMITED downloading of YogaDownload brand classes for a mere $10 <BR> <BR> Use the code: EliteM10 during checkout (add the Elite Month Membership to your cart first) Wed, 12 Dec 2012 09:10:49 EST Why Women Don’t (But Should) Lift Weights Why Women Don’t (But Should) Lift Weights <BR> By Jenna Bergen <BR> Dec 05, 2012 <BR> <BR> <BR> Your Best Fitness <BR> by Jenna Bergen <BR> Despite study after study supporting the benefits of strength training, many women still opt for cardio over weights. Maybe they’re worried about “bulking up.” Women have seen a few too many beefy men grunting it out in the weight room and fear that if they pick up a dumbbell, they’ll suddenly start to resemble a linebacker, too. <BR> <BR> This can h... Thu, 6 Dec 2012 10:03:59 EST Holiday Dash Hello everyone :-) <BR> <BR> During the holidays it can be so hard to stay on track. So my idea was committing to getting in at least 30 minutes of activity per day. This will be kind of like the advent calendars I buy my kiddos :-) <BR> <BR> With that being said, let's give it a shot, just 30 minutes. <BR> <BR> Track here!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> Woo hoo!!!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> I'll start - <BR> Day 1 <BR> 3 Mile Slim & Sleek - 45 mins <BR> Sculpted Buns & Thighs - 20 mins <BR> Class... Sat, 1 Dec 2012 23:03:05 EST Should You Try These Fad Diets? <BR> If you're looking for a life-changing nutrition fix (and who isn't?), read this before you head to the health-food store. 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Mon, 15 Oct 2012 20:59:13 EST Zumba Exhilarate on Open Sky is available on Open Sky $49. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>uct/zumba-exhilarate-body-shaping-syst<BR>em---5-dvd-set?utm_source=Sailthru&utm<BR>_medium=email&utm_term=-Rewards%20Memb<BR>ers%20Zumba&utm_campaign=Zumba%20Alert </link> Mon, 15 Oct 2012 20:58:02 EST Standing Abs I am in need of standing ab work recs!! I don't mind crunches but they get monotonous. Pilates right now, I'm not thrilled with the idea at the moment. This may change later. <BR> <BR> I have Ab Jam an that offers 10 mins of standing ab work. <BR> <BR> Any recs? Thu, 4 Oct 2012 17:38:56 EST Morning Workouts Could Curb Appetite by Laura Schwecherl · Tuesday, September 18th, 2012 04:38 pm GMT -4 · Fitness <BR> <BR> <BR> Exercise burns calories, but a morning workout may actually make us skip that delicious egg sandwich. A new study conducted at Brigham Young University discovered that 45 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous morning exercise actually reduced a person’s motivation to hit the fridge afterwards. <BR> <BR> The Study <BR> Researchers measured the brain activity of 35 women while they looked at 240 images — ... Tue, 25 Sep 2012 08:10:08 EST Rewards Do you reward yourself? <BR> <BR> If so, how do you reward yourself? <BR> <BR> For each week I'm consistent, I give myself a present. Nothing extravagant but I give myself little pressies. Like a new body wash or lotion. <BR> <BR> This past week, I gave myself a bottle of B by Boucheron perfume (outlet $20). <BR> <BR> Do share :-) Sun, 23 Sep 2012 19:06:11 EST Consistency This is my 5th week of being consistent. I missed one workout thanks to the DMV but I did workout that morning so what I really missed was my Get Ripped workout for that day. <BR> <BR> I know everyone is doing great so give yourself a pat on the back. Sun, 23 Sep 2012 19:02:53 EST The Easiest Way To Live Longer The Easiest Way To Live Longer <BR> By Lisa Collier Cool <BR> Sep 11, 2012 <BR> <BR> <BR> Did you know that every minute you walk can extend your life by 1.5 to 2 minutes? In addition, many studies show that people who walk regularly live longer, weigh less, have lower blood pressure, and enjoy better overall health than non-walkers. <BR> <BR> Ready to lace on your shoes? If you want to add to the amount of walking you do, just clip on a pedometer. That simple action actually increases y... Thu, 13 Sep 2012 13:09:58 EST Add 21 Days I'm adding another 21 days :-). <BR> <BR> My personal challenge.......AM exercise!!!!! <BR> <BR> This means getting up an hour earlier than I have to and getting a workout done. I have been doing this for about a week with the exception of Saturdays and Sundays. I do get my workouts in but not as early in the morning as during the week. <BR> <BR> Well, here goes nothing. <BR> Wed, 5 Sep 2012 08:50:33 EST Total Fitness Dvds Moving Sale Total Fitness dvds is having a moving sale. <BR> <BR> Tonight thru Sunday night. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ductDetails.asp?ProductCode=saleitems </link> Thu, 23 Aug 2012 22:03:08 EST Barre3 anyone?? Facebook offer <BR> <BR> Sadie Lincoln is giving away FREE barre3 online workouts for those who are curious! Feel free to share! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Share this free friends and family with anyone curious about barre3 online workouts! Enter promocode: b3friendsandfamily<BR>up Thu, 23 Aug 2012 12:52:52 EST Continuing the 21 Day Challenge Hello everyone!! <BR> <BR> It's been a bit nuts the past couple of weeks for me but I'm back and I would like to continue the 21 day challenge. I hope that everyone will join in and make or break those habits that we all have a tendency to hold on to. <BR> <BR> This next challenge will start on Sunday, August 19th. I'm looking forward to it. <BR> <BR> Have an awesome week and remember, push yourself, you never know what you can accomplish. <BR> <BR> Tue, 14 Aug 2012 09:57:48 EST How do you track??? I have been trying different workout DVD’s from the library but have not been tracking them. Can you help me figure the most accurate way to track them? I tried looking in the reviews but no one has listed them yet (guess I better get on that). Many of them are cardio but also use dumbbells for strength. I suppose I could sit and watch and just count reps but would that mean my cardio time goes down? The problem with that is you are still doing the cardio while doing the weights. <BR> ... Tue, 31 Jul 2012 18:12:18 EST 21 Day Challenge It takes 21 days to form a habit. I've taken 21 days to get back on track with my workouts. I thought it would be a great challenge. <BR> <BR> So what healthy habit do you want to develop or restart??? <BR> <BR> Remember, push yourself, you never know what you can accomplish. Fri, 6 Jul 2012 18:33:40 EST New I everyone! I am new to the team but have been doing sparkpeople for a long time now. I am down to my lasto 7 to 10 pounds. I like to do all types of exercise so I think this team will be a great choice for me. I do Jillian, treadmill, outdoor activties, Leslie Sansone, I am going to try p90x soon also. Basically I will do anything that will help in my efforts to ditch the last pounds and then to stay healthy!!! Fri, 22 Jun 2012 12:46:09 EST Spring has Sprung - Week 6 Better late than never. Hello Sweaters!!!! <BR> <BR> I apologize for the lateness of this. My brother was hit by a car over the weekend so I was doing the big sister thing. Hence the reason for my lateness. <BR> <BR> Week 6 is upon us!!! <BR> <BR> 45 - 60 minutes of cardio <BR> <BR> Water, water, water - get those 8 glasses in. With the weather getting warmer, stay hydrated!!! <BR> <BR> Crunches - 100 per day. Break it up do what you have to do but get it done!!! <BR> <BR> At the end of the week, reward your... Wed, 2 May 2012 10:54:55 EST Spring has Sprung - Week 5 Hello Sweaters!!!! <BR> <BR> Week 5 is upon us!!! <BR> <BR> 45 - 60 minutes of cardio <BR> <BR> Water, water, water - get those 8 glasses in. With the weather getting warmer, stay hydrated!!! <BR> <BR> Crunches - 100 per day. Break it up do what you have to do but get it done!!! <BR> <BR> At the end of the week, reward yourself. <BR> <BR> Post in this thread daily or as often as you can to keep the motivation going. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Remember, push yourself, you never know what y... Sun, 22 Apr 2012 10:27:28 EST Spring has Sprung - Week 4 Sorry I missed posting the challenge last week. Things were a bit crazy to say the least. <BR> <BR> Hello Sweaters!!!! <BR> <BR> Week 4 is upon us!!! <BR> <BR> 30 - 45 minutes of cardio <BR> Water, water, water - get those 8 glasses in <BR> Crunches - 100 per day. Break it up do what you have to do but get it done!!! <BR> At the end of the week, reward yourself. <BR> Post in this thread daily or as often as you can to keep the motivation going. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Remember, push your... Mon, 16 Apr 2012 09:34:43 EST Amazon Deals <link><BR>2_p_n_theme_browse-bin_5?rh=n%3A262537<BR>3011%2Cn%3A%212901003011%2Cn%3A%212901<BR>007011%2Cn%3A2921749011%2Cp_n_theme_br<BR>owse-bin%3A2662338011&bbn=2921749011&i<BR>e=UTF8&qid=1333463791&rnid=2650362011# </link> Tue, 3 Apr 2012 10:38:40 EST Total Fitness DVDS <link><BR>ductDetails.asp?ProductCode=saleitems </link> <BR> <BR> Happy Shopping!!!!!!!!! Mon, 2 Apr 2012 10:57:01 EST Spring has Sprung -Week 2 I'm so late in posting this. This weekend got away from me. <BR> <BR> So here we go :-) <BR> <BR> Hello Sweaters!!!! <BR> <BR> Week 2 is upon us!!! <BR> <BR> 30 - 45 minutes of cardio <BR> Water, water, water - get those 8 glasses in <BR> Crunches - 100 per day. Break it up do what you have to do but get it done!!! <BR> At the end of the week, reward yourself. <BR> Post in this thread daily or as often as you can to keep the motivation going. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Remember, push yours... Mon, 2 Apr 2012 10:45:25 EST Spring has Sprung Week 1 Hello Sweaters!!!! <BR> <BR> Our Challenge begins tomorrow!! I'm so excited and I hope we have loads of takers. This challenge will run through Memorial Day which is a huge beach week for most <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Since this is a lifestyle change each week we'll incorporate lifestyle changes as well. <BR> <BR> Week 1 <BR> 30 - 45 minutes of cardio <em>315</em> <BR> Water, water, water - get those 8 glasses in <em>194</em> <BR> At the end of the week, reward yourself <em>144</em> , ... Sat, 24 Mar 2012 16:27:10 EST Spring has Sprung Challenge Hello sweaters, <BR> <BR> I will be posting a challenge that will start on Sunday. It will be our Spring has Sprung challenge. Yeah I know it's corny but whatever works. <BR> <BR> Stay tuned for details which will be forthcoming this weekend. <BR> <BR> <BR> Remember, push yourself, you never know what you can accomplish ;-) Thu, 22 Mar 2012 09:36:16 EST Spring is almost upon us! Actually, in NJ, Spring has practically been here all along, lol. We have had 60* days here this month! <BR> Once the weather turns warm, what will you all be doing outside to get your exercise? <BR> I run outdoors, and I kayak after May 1st. 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Fri, 30 Dec 2011 12:24:39 EST Christmas Cardio Challenge, week 11 FINAL WEEK!!! Join in now, it is never too late! Aim for cardio 30 minutes, 3 times a week! <BR> Start thinking about the next challenge! What should we challenge ourselves to do next time? Tue, 20 Dec 2011 17:46:44 EST Christmas Cardio Challenge week 10 Join in any time, 2 weeks of exercie left! We are aming for 30 minutes a day, 3 times a week! Mon, 12 Dec 2011 07:07:19 EST 25 Good, Cheap Foods to Keep in Your Kitchen By Stepfanie Romine, co-author "The SparkPeople Cookbook" <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> The cost benefits of cooking at home far outweigh the money you'll save by cutting processed and takeout foods from your family's diet. We surveyed a major East Coast metropolitan grocery chain to determine these prices. Costs will vary according to where you live, but this list represents foods that traditionally offer great health value while being kind to your wallet. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Beans and l... Tue, 6 Dec 2011 10:18:42 EST Christmas Cardio Challenge, week 9 Join in now, even if you haven't been counting! We are trying for 30 minutes, 3 days a week! <BR> <BR> Dec 5: 35 min wii fit, easy day, sore muscle after the 5K yesterday Mon, 5 Dec 2011 22:04:46 EST Total Fitness DVDs Super Sale Hello all, <BR> <BR> is having a super sale!!! Here is the link to the dvds on sale. All orders over $19 ship free. <BR> <BR> Here's to your health :-) <BR> <BR> <link><BR>aleitems.htm </link> Thu, 1 Dec 2011 11:23:24 EST Christmas Cardio Challenge, week 8 so sorry I missed week 7! Crazy busy, but no excuse! <BR> Post week 7 here if you did cardio, I ran a 5 mile race on the 19th and haven't done anything else until today! Mon, 28 Nov 2011 17:14:19 EST 13 Things You Never Knew About Your Weight 13 Things You Never Knew About Your Weight <BR> <BR> By Reader's Digest Magazine <BR> <BR> By Reader's Digest Magazine | Healthy Living – Mon, Nov 14, 2011 10:09 AM EST <BR> <BR> 1. It Really Is Genetic <BR> When scientists first discovered it in certain chubby mice, they called it simply the fatso gene. Years later, when they scoured the human genome for markers that increased vulnerability to type 2 diabetes, the fatso gene (now more politely called FTO) showed up there too. Turns out, ... Wed, 16 Nov 2011 11:09:32 EST Benefits of Yogurt - 4 Ways Yogurt Makes You Healt Benefits of Yogurt - 4 Ways Yogurt Makes You Healthy <BR> August 13, 2010 12:00 AM by Mehmet C. Oz, MD, and Michael F. Roizen, MD | <BR> <BR> <BR> Some health-food trends come and go as fast as color fads in kids' sneaks. Just as last year's retro reds are this year's high-top metallics, last year's gluten-free oats are this year's pea flour. Acacia seeds are out; chia seeds are in. But really great foods have staying power. Take yogurt, especially Greek yogurt -- NOT the tricked-up "yogur... Wed, 16 Nov 2011 11:04:47 EST 5 Worst Fast-Food Breakfasts 5 Worst Fast-Food Breakfasts (and What You Should Order Instead) <BR> By The Editors at RealAge <BR> <BR> <BR> That bagel and cream cheese may not be your best breakfast option. <BR> The holidays are just about here, and between errands and travels, you may have to hit up a fast-food joint or coffeehouse in search of breakfast. The bad news: There's plenty of junky temptation out there. The good news: Lots of franchises have jumped on the health bandwagon and now offer better alternatives. ... Wed, 16 Nov 2011 11:03:22 EST Christmas Cardio Challenge, Week 6! How is everyone doing? Is your cardio improving? <BR> Join in anytime, we are trying for 30 minutes, 3 times a week! Tue, 15 Nov 2011 17:30:16 EST Christmas Cardio Challenge, week 5 This challenge runs Monday Nov. 7 until Sunday, Nov. 13 <BR> Feel free to join in any time! We are shooting for at least 30 minutes, 3 times a week, but don't feel bad if you don't make it one week! Just jump back in! <BR> <em>442</em> Sun, 6 Nov 2011 22:15:41 EST How to Never Miss a Workout Again Article By: Sally Bevan <BR> <BR> <BR> Excuse-proof your workout by scheduling in fitness. <BR> <BR> <BR> Isn't it funny that the moment you decide to exercise, something always gets in the way? Mom stops by. That report is suddenly urgent. The dog ate your running shoes. Maybe it's time to organize your exercise? <BR> <BR> Make life easy for yourself <BR> Plan a regimen that fits your lifestyle. If you work irregular hours, for example, don't sign up for classes that start at the... Wed, 2 Nov 2011 10:04:10 EST 9 so-called diet foods that make you hungrier 9 so-called diet foods that make you hungrier. <BR> Sarah B. Weir, Yahoo! blogger, <BR> <BR> Put down that light yogurt, it may be making you fat. As it turns out, a number of foods that are commonly thought to be great for weight loss can actually stimulate the appetite. We spoke with Marjorie Nolan, R.D., National Spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association, to get the skinny on foods that can trigger hunger and sabotage your diet. <BR> <BR> 1. Light yogurt <BR> <BR> The blast o... Wed, 2 Nov 2011 10:03:11 EST Heal Better: Smart Workout Pain Solutions. Heal Better: Smart Workout Pain Solutions. <BR> by FITNESS Magazine, <BR> <BR> A real pain in the butt (hamstring, ankle, or shoulder) doesn't have to put your active routine on ice. Here are three smarter ways to ease the aches. <BR> <BR> <BR> The pain: Sharp and sudden <BR> What to do: Stop exercising immediately. Let loose with a few expletives if you're so inclined: Research shows that swearing helps block pain. Then try gentle stretching. If it's just a muscle spasm, that should help... Tue, 1 Nov 2011 13:59:08 EST 4 soothing scents to de-stress. 4 soothing scents to de-stress. <BR> <BR> by The Editors of EatingWell Magazine, <BR> By Kerri-Ann Jennings, M.S., R.D., Associate Nutrition Editor at EatingWell Magazine <BR> <BR> The holidays are just around the corner and although it’s supposed to be joyful, it can also be a stressful time for many people (myself included). As the associate nutrition editor at EatingWell Magazine and a registered dietitian, I know that when times get tough it can be tempting to let healthy habits slip... Tue, 1 Nov 2011 13:57:22 EST Interval Training: Short Workouts That Really Pay Interval Training: Short Workouts That Really Pay Off <BR> by SHAPE magazine, <BR> <BR> Less time in the gym doesn't mean you have to sacrifice fitness if you know this secret: Interval training . Research shows that interval training—workouts in which you alternate periods of high-intensity exercise with low-intensity recovery periods—increases fitness and burns more calories over a short period of time than steady-state cardio (you know: just doing the same thing for your whole workout t... Tue, 1 Nov 2011 13:55:31 EST Christmas Cardio Challenge, week 4 Happ Halloween! Let's get going on that cardio, it will help burn off any goodies we might eat! Mon, 31 Oct 2011 13:11:35 EST 15-Minute Kettlebell Workout 15-Minute Kettlebell Workout <BR> Kristen Dold, Women's Health <BR> <BR> The secret to shaving time off your workout without sacrificing results: doing dynamic combo moves that target at least two muscle groups (think quads and biceps) in each rep, says Paul Katami, group fitness manager at Equinox fitness club in West Hollywood, California, who created this exercise routine. "They are great time-savers and also challenge your stabilizer muscles, which help improve core strength and balance.... Mon, 31 Oct 2011 09:16:48 EST Kick Up Your Core Kick Up Your Core <BR> The Editors of Men's Health <BR> <BR> A fighter's body should be a streamlined machine, as lean and muscular as it needs to be—no more, no less. That requires efficient training, says mixed martial arts trainer Chad Waterbury, M.S., author of Huge in a Hurry. This cutting-edge workout develops upper-body strength, size, and endurance simultaneously, packing so much exercise into just 15 minutes that you'll shrink your waistline in the process. And to find out the regim... Mon, 31 Oct 2011 09:15:20 EST The 4 Best and 3 Worst Sweeteners to Have in Your The 4 Best and 3 Worst Sweeteners to Have in Your Kitchen <BR> By Leah Zerbe, <BR> <BR> At this point, it's common knowledge that high-fructose corn syrup and refined sugar are bad for us. But given all the marketing hype behind different "natural" alternatives, it's hard to know which ones really are the best sweeteners. Complicating matters, new studies, like one just published in the journal Cancer Research, are finding that fructose, a sugar found in high-fructose corn syrup, ... Mon, 31 Oct 2011 09:12:59 EST Yoga poses you can do anytime, anywhere Even if you don't have hours to spend in a studio each week, you can still get the benefits of yoga practice. In our video below, yoga expert Tara Stiles demonstrates five easy poses that can be done anywhere to soothe tense muscles and stressed-out minds (you can read detailed instructions on each pose in my blog below). <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. Deep Breathing <BR> If you're stuck in a stressful situation (like endless traffic), Stiles says the easiest way to reduce tension on the spot is t... Thu, 27 Oct 2011 10:29:49 EST Four Ways to Get a Workout While Watching TV Why not get a workout while you watch TV? After a hard day at work many people, including myself, want to relax and watch television. Break the habit of eating while watching your favorite show and create a new custom. Get into a new routine by working out while watching your favorite program. <BR> <BR> <BR> #1 Pedal during the program <BR> <BR> <BR> With a mini pedal exerciser you can pedal during your favorite television program. This compact piece of exercise equipment allows you to si... Thu, 27 Oct 2011 10:17:46 EST Six Surprising Ways To Boost Your Health We’ve heard it a million times: eat less, exercise more and pack your diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables. How about some new ideas for a change? Here are six simple steps you may never have considered before guaranteed to boost your overall health. <BR> <BR> Stand Up When You're Riding The Bus Or The Train <BR> <BR> Recent research shows sitting for prolonged periods can hurt your health. Standing at your desk is one way to cut down sitting time, but you can also take advantage of a ... Wed, 26 Oct 2011 08:02:55 EST The Fitness Truth Will Set You Free By Tish Merritt, <BR> <BR> The idea "fitness truths" came to me the week I got back in the running saddle. I hadn’t run for many moons and was excited and pumped to get my legs going again. It wasn’t even two minutes into dressing in the girls’ locker room though that someone started ragging on me for being enthusiastic about working out. This warped woman had a twisted idea of why people should go to the gym…and apparently wanting to feel healthy and fit was... Wed, 26 Oct 2011 08:01:06 EST 8 Ways to Feel Happier According to our forefathers, the pursuit of happiness is our inalienable right – so do your patriotic duty by putting more joy in your life with proven mood boosters. <BR> <BR> Write your relationship success story. Find 50+ Singles on Join Free Today! <BR> <BR> These uplifting attitude adjustments take less time and effort than you'd think! <BR> <BR> Practice Random Acts of Kindness <BR> <BR> Whether you volunteer at a soup kitchen or simply lend a supportive ear to so... Wed, 26 Oct 2011 07:59:59 EST Which Halloween Candy Is Healthier? From chocolate bars to candy corn, we've got the scoop on which favorite Halloween candies have more calories than a full-blown meal— and which ones to eat instead. <BR> <BR> 1. Seven Pixie Sticks vs. 20 pieces of Candy Corn: Wonka wins! Seven straws of this classic candy have 60 calories and 15g sugar, while the candy corn comes in at 150 calories and 28g sugar. &#8232; <BR> <BR> 2. Charleston Chews vs. Heath Bars: For more than 20 grams less sugar, enjoy three fun size Heath Bars (240 cal... Tue, 25 Oct 2011 09:38:41 EST Two Worst Foods for Your Weight For people trying to lose weight, here's the good news: Nutrition researchers have scoped out the enemy. Turns out potato chips and soda are the top waistline assassins. <BR> <BR> Everyone knows to cut back on junk food, but in a recent large study examining what foods were most associated with weight gain, potato chips and sweetened drinks stood out as the ultimate arch villains. Indeed, not all snacks are created equal. Here's why: <BR> <BR> Scientists have started to suspect that when it... Tue, 25 Oct 2011 09:36:59 EST 3 Tips to Love the Weight You're At Right Now Most of us have at least a few things we'd change about our bodies if we had the chance. But no matter if you're at your ideal weight or if you have quite a bit of weight to lose, you can learn to love the weight that you're at right now. It may sound hippity-dippity, but the more that you can begin to love and respect your body as it is now, the easier it can be to choose healthy behaviors that will allow you to get to your weight-loss goals or maintain your weight. <BR> So how do you start... Mon, 24 Oct 2011 08:41:22 EST Battle of the bulge: At-home workout vs. the gym By Shauna Zamarripa – Tue Oct 18 8:44pm UTC <BR> Share your experience and advice and contribute content like this. Learn how. <BR> <BR> .Gym rats raise your hands. Now, get ready to learn something from an ex-gym rat that might just save you three thousand dollars a year. Yes, you read that correctly, because I'm about to break it down for you ladies, old school. <BR> <BR> From a Reformed Gym Rat <BR> <BR> I did it: I would go to the gym, jump on the treadmill and watch an episode of "Cha... Mon, 24 Oct 2011 08:40:17 EST Christmas Cardio Challenge, week 3 OK Ladies, let's start our third week! Fel free to jump in any time, you did not have to start with us, to finish with us! Those who have comepleted a week or two might be finding cardio just a little bit easier now! <BR> Today is a running day for me, what will you all be doing? <BR> <em>425</em> Mon, 24 Oct 2011 06:50:47 EST Restarting Thread This is a thread for those of us who have stopped and now getting back on track. For those in need of encouragement and a place to vent frustrations, a place to share victories and setbacks. <BR> <BR> Of course please log your workouts as well :-) Fri, 21 Oct 2011 10:09:45 EST 5 Moves for Flat Abs Fast Say goodbye to boring crunches and hello to flat abs with these five moves. <BR> <BR> 1. Weighted bicycle: According to a San Diego State University study, the bicycle is one of the most effective abs exercises you can do, and this weighted version will have your rectus abdominus working overtime. <BR> <BR> How to do it: Start lying on your back with both knees bent. Extend your arms overhead, bending your left arm behind your head and holding onto your right arm, just above your elbow, wit... Fri, 21 Oct 2011 07:52:14 EST 5 Metabolism Boosters Sure, we've heard that you should eat spicy foods and run intervals, but we wanted a few more proven strategies to add to our post-2 a.m. pizza repertoire. Here are 4 metabolism-boosting strategies we're psyched to use this week. <BR> <BR> Ditch the Treadmill <BR> Trade in your treadmill jogs for this approach from Wayne Westcott, Ph.D., fitness research director at Quincy College in Quincy, Mass. Choose 8 strength moves and do 12 to 16 reps of each (taking 2 seconds to raise, and 2 seconds... Wed, 19 Oct 2011 08:15:09 EST Mindless Eating Habits That Cause Weight Gain Much of our daily eating happens on autopilot. We grab a snack out of the fridge just because we happen to be walking past it. We pick up a greasy lunch on the run during a busy day. We wolf down dinner while catching up on the news. But mindless habits like these aren't waistline-friendly, and minor missteps are a reason some of us can't seem to shake off unwanted pounds. "The most dangerous habits are the ones that feel like they're no big deal," says registered dietitian Dawn Jackson Blatn... Tue, 18 Oct 2011 08:40:11 EST Rapid weight loss best way to slim down: studies Losing a lot of weight at once is the best way to permanently slim down, studies presented at Stockholm's International Congress on Obesity showed, going against accepted wisdom even among doctors. <BR> <BR> Katrina Purcell of the University of Melbourne in Australia, presented a study in which she compared a rapid diet to lose around 1.5 kilos (three pounds) a week over 12 weeks, to a gradual 36-week diet to lose 0.5 kilos per week. <BR> <BR> "Surprisingly, and against current beliefs, thi... Tue, 18 Oct 2011 08:30:41 EST Christmas Cardio Challenge, week 2 Here we go ladies, this week runs from Sunday October 16 until Saturday October 22 <BR> <em>446</em> Mon, 17 Oct 2011 08:00:34 EST REVIEW: CIRCUIT ZONE NAME: Tracey Staehle <BR> DURATION: 74 minutes <BR> EQUIPMENT: dumbbells of various strengths,versa loop band (looped resistance band). Optional: step, foam roller, medicine ball <BR> TYPE: strength and cardio <BR> MUSIC rock and pop instrumental. i liked it! <BR> IMPAC: has some high impact moves but Tracey shows a modifier <BR> CHOREOGRAPHY the choreography that was included was basic and easy to grasp. <BR> <BR> This is a circuit training workout led by Tracey Staehle. In each circuit s... Fri, 14 Oct 2011 09:52:48 EST 5 Surprising Foods That Boost Immunity You’ve probably heard that orange juice and chicken soup can help kick a cold or combat the flu, but there are less obvious (and more appetizing) mealtime choices that help an ailing immune system. Below are five surprising foods that you might want to toss in your shopping cart the next time you feel a tickle in your throat. <BR> <BR> Kefir/Yogurt <BR> Many yogurts and almost all kefir, a fermented milk product, contain probiotics, the so-called “good” bacteria. These bacteria alter how the... Wed, 12 Oct 2011 07:56:03 EST Barre Dancing DVD Has anyone tried a barre dancing dvd? Is it fun and is it effective? <BR> <BR> <em>304</em> Tue, 11 Oct 2011 10:49:33 EST 3 Reasons Why You're Not Losing Weight at the Gym You go to the gym, work out, but you still aren't losing any weight. What gives? It's a frustrating scenario but not an impossible one to change. Here are three reasons why you aren't losing weight at the gym and what to do about them. <BR> <BR> <BR> •You're Not Doing Enough (Intense) Cardio Aerobic activity is the most efficient way to burn calories, so make sure you are consistent with cardio workouts. We recommend doing at least 30-45 minutes of cardio, three to four times a week. It's ... Tue, 11 Oct 2011 08:12:34 EST Christmas Cardio Challenge, week 1 Ok ladies, it is time to bring it on and get in better Cardio shape, so we can survive Christmas! The challenge is to do 30 minutes of Cardio, 3 times a week. Of course, you can do more, and if you miss a week, no worries, just pick up where you left off! It will run from Monday to Sunday, and I will start a new thread each week! <BR> Who is with us? <BR> <em>446</em> Mon, 10 Oct 2011 09:03:39 EST What DVD are you doing today? Today I did "This Is Tae Bo" so far today <em>216</em> Sat, 8 Oct 2011 10:11:27 EST Thanksgiving ?Cardio? Challenge. thought and ideas Ok my friends, let's try and come up with a challenge for the Fall. I think we can end it around Thanksgiving, but the name can be anything fall related. (Fall into Cardio, etc) <BR> If you come up with any great challenge names, please share, <BR> Also, would you like it to be time based (30 minutes per day, 3 days a week, etc) or would you like it to be based on number of days. <BR> Also, do you prefer a cardio challenge or a toning challenge? (Firm for Fall, etc.) <BR> I am doing 5K traini... Tue, 4 Oct 2011 17:07:21 EST Hi All Hi my name is Kristin and I love to workout at home!!! I love Tae Bo, step aerobics, Jillian Micheals, I am training for a 5k and I am thinking of doing a triathlon. I hope to pick up some new fitness obsessions from you! I will be honest, I workout almost everyday lol. I look forward to getting to know you all <em>30</em> Mon, 3 Oct 2011 17:05:55 EST New Team Leader :) Hi everyone! I will be your new team leader :) <BR> Please feel free to let me know what topics you like, and what kind of challenges you would be interetsed in. Maybe one for Fall, and start thinking about fun Winter challenges as well! <BR> I love to work out at home, I am training for 5Ks right now, and run in my neighborhood, and I am also going to be training for a marathon. <BR> In between, I am currently doing Rip 60, just finishing week one, but I also love Zumba, kettle bells, the F... Sun, 2 Oct 2011 12:48:13 EST Cardio Check-In 7/17 - 7/23 Sorry, just got my laptop back but here we are :-) <BR> <BR> WATP Express Super Challenge - 58 mins Sun, 17 Jul 2011 21:36:33 EST Cardio Check-in 06/26 - 07/02 WATP Express 3 Mile - 50 mins Sun, 26 Jun 2011 11:20:40 EST Cardio Check-in 6/19 - 6/25/2011 Sunday <BR> The Big Burn - 20 minutes <BR> Ripped - 55 minutes <BR> PM <BR> Turbo Jam - 20 Minute <BR> Sculpted Buns and Thighs - 20 mins Sun, 19 Jun 2011 16:33:40 EST Cardio Check-In 06/13 - 06/18 Walk Off Even More Weight - 35 mins (with weighted belt) <BR> Turbo Jam - 20 mins (with weighted belt and weighted gloves) <BR> <BR> Mon, 13 Jun 2011 19:18:20 EST Cardio Check in 5/29 - 6/04 This weeks check in begins!!!!!!!!!!! Sun, 29 May 2011 09:46:19 EST Weekly Check-In 05/22-05/28 Welcome to the weekly check in!!!! <BR> <BR> This week is......45 minutes of cardio!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> Let's go team!! Sun, 22 May 2011 13:24:55 EST Newbie starting team!! Hi everyone!! My name is Erika and I am new to the team. I am a stay at home mom with a 2 year old. I am working on making sure I make time for myself to workout! It is easier for me to stay home and do it then go to a gym. I am looking forward to the tips I will learn here!! Thu, 12 May 2011 18:06:47 EST Weekly Check-Ins Hello AHS, <BR> <BR> To keep myself honest.......and maybe some others :-). I'll be starting weekly check-ins. They will start on Sunday and end on Saturday at Midnight. <BR> <BR> This coming Sunday will be the first. I'm really excited about this and hope other members will join. <BR> <BR> I'm excited about this. <BR> <BR> Remember, push yourself, you never know what you can accomplish. Tue, 29 Mar 2011 10:33:36 EST 10 Reasons to Exercise 10 Reasons to Exercise <BR> Walking, running, swimming and cycling are the antidote to everything from stress and low self esteem to Y2K. Anyway, they are powerful and life-changing. Here's how: <BR> <BR> Quality of Life. <BR> There's no guarantee you'll live longer by adopting a fitness lifestyle, but chances are you will live better. It's the ultimate revenge: a full, healthy, happy life. <BR> <BR> <BR> Fun. <BR> Even if you hated sports as a kid-picked last for the softball team, cr... Tue, 29 Mar 2011 10:06:37 EST Apologies Hello AHS, <BR> <BR> I do apologize for not being around but I've had some personal issues I've been dealing with and finding it hard to get back on track. The motivation doesn't seem to be there. I'm struggling at the moment and trying very hard to get back on track. <BR> <BR> Is anyone else struggling? Anything hindering your progress? <BR> <BR> Maybe we need a support thread. I know I can use some right now. Tue, 29 Mar 2011 09:14:01 EST trying to get fit and healthy for life I am a mom of 4 with a lot of life changing moments happening this year. I feel like it is time to take control of my health for myself and my family. So that I can effectively deal with my stress and be a better mom, wife, and friend. Sat, 29 Jan 2011 14:24:09 EST anyone interested in any workout vhs ? I have several that I would like to trade or sell. Just send me a message or post on here and I can make a list of what I currently have. Tue, 11 Jan 2011 16:48:28 EST anyone interested in any workout vhs ? I have several that I would like to trade or sell. Just send me a message or post on here and I can make a list of what I currently have. Tue, 11 Jan 2011 16:47:36 EST Fitness Video Games Any fans of fitness video games, like Wii Fit, Yourself! Fitness a.k.a. My Fitness Coach, EA Sports Active, or the Kinect games? Any favorites, good results, bad experiences? <BR> <BR> My wife wants to get a Kinect unit so she can play Dance Central; it's not a fitness game per se, but it'll get her off the couch (her words). Then again, we bought a Wii two years ago and played with it every day for about a month, then we just started checking in on some of the more interesting Channels, t... Sat, 1 Jan 2011 22:49:56 EST Up for trade This is what I have to trade. If you wanna trade let me know what you have. I will trade several multiples to make it fair. These are not being used so let's make a deal ! Thanks ! Look forward to happy trading !!! <BR> <BR> <BR> Trades : <BR> vhs: <BR> Kathy Smith - Kickboxing Workout <BR> Crunch - Cardio Sculpt <BR> Tamilee Webb - I Want That Body <BR> Denise Austin - 30 Minute Target Toner <BR> Power 90 - Cardio Sweat 1-2 <BR> 15 Minute Workouts for Dummies (sealed) <BR> The Firm - Class... Mon, 15 Nov 2010 18:01:39 EST New Challenges Good morning everyone, <BR> <BR> Firstly I have to apologize. I've not been around due to some major personal issues. Sadly, this has not been a great year thus far. However, I'm moving forward. So onward and upward. <BR> <BR> It is with this in mind that I would like to start a new challenge going into the new year. It will be fitness related as well as motivational. <BR> <BR> I'm open to and looking forward to your suggestions. <BR> <BR> In the meantime, the challenge for this week i... Mon, 8 Nov 2010 08:56:00 EST What did you spin on the wheel today? I saw this on other threads and thought it would be an easy message to reply to. I only spun 2 today. Tue, 21 Sep 2010 12:23:44 EST Hello, I'm new to the team Hi, <BR> <BR> I'm Theresa & I'm soooo happy to be here with the team!! Sat, 18 Sep 2010 23:54:27 EST I am so ashamed! Guys, I was so ashamed to see the message "You are an inactive team leader" when I tried to check back in with my team. With school and a new baby (not to mention I wasn't able to logon at work for some time, as the site was blocked) it just hasn't been feasible. But I should have been able to log in in the last 60 days. For that, I 'm sorry. I am considering dropping out as team leader, as I have not been able to make contributions to the group in some time. Is there anyone who would be... Mon, 13 Sep 2010 09:57:24 EST Just starting out Hey everyone! <BR> <BR> I've been an SP member for 2 weeks now, and it's great that I came upon this team - working out at home is the only way to go at the moment; it's simply too hot to go to the track, and I don't really like working out in a crowded gym (my neighborhood gym is huge, yet I still had to wait in line to use this machine, or participate in that class, yada yada). <BR> <BR> So, I'm currently using Debbie Siebers' Slim in 6 videos, as well as Zumba DVDs, but later on, I plan ... Mon, 19 Jul 2010 11:47:10 EST newbie intro Hello! I'm definitely a workout at home kind of person. The gym is about 25 minutes away from here, so I tend to do one of my numerous workout DVDs or yoga at home. I'm currently on Amazon restriction because I have too many exercise DVDs. (ha ha) I'm really hoping joining this site and group will help keep me motivated. Sat, 19 Jun 2010 20:30:07 EST DVD Review Challenge I'm challenging other team members, and myself, to post one review per week over the next month. I have, as I'm sure others have, acquired new dvds that I would love to share with everyone. <BR> <BR> I hope team members will join in this challenge and have fun! <BR> <BR> Remember, push yourself, you never know what you can accomplish. Sat, 27 Mar 2010 10:18:53 EST Cardio Check in Thread Hello At Home Sweaters! <BR> <BR> This is the cardio check in thread. We can post daily, the workout and the amount of time. The goal is 30 minutes per day. <BR> <BR> I hope that other team members will join in. <BR> <BR> Remember, push yourself, you never know what you can accomplish. Sat, 27 Mar 2010 10:15:44 EST Strength Training Minutes Question Hey all <BR> <BR> I just wanted to know how come my Strength Training workout is not added to my calories burn on my page? <BR> <BR> Is this also the same for everyone <BR> <BR> Pls fill me in if you know how i can add that calorie burn to my total <BR> <BR> With thank <BR> <BR> Sorry if you see this posted on other groups that i am in. Thu, 7 Jan 2010 22:31:15 EST Hello Team Merry New Year Everyone! <BR> <BR> I've not been around due to personal issues and I apologize. This year, I know I have to make a change and I'm moving forward with that. My main committment is to my health. <BR> <BR> I hope you all will join me in this and make 2010 the best year ever. <BR> <BR> Remember, push yourself, you never know what you can accomplish. Sat, 2 Jan 2010 14:07:06 EST REVIEW: The Firm: Cardio Dance Fusion INSTRUCTOR: Allison Davis <BR> DURATION: 45 minutes with 25 minute express options <BR> EQUIPMENT: Floor Space <BR> LEVEL: Intermediate <BR> TYPE: Cardio <BR> MUSIC: Dance <BR> IMPACT: Low <BR> CHOREOGRAPHY: Intermediate <BR> <BR> This is a low impact workout that focuses on dancing. <BR> <BR> There are three routines on the dvd followed by lunges, plies, and other ballet moves. The first routine is a club dance followed by a latin dance and a jive. The express options feature one ... Fri, 6 Nov 2009 14:50:52 EST Get on your feet! So I've been absent from the board for awhile, and I see some others have too :) I want to know where everyone is in their journey and what they think we can do to improve the team. Has anyone tried any new home workouts? New routines? Taken a break from home workouts to try the gym or the great outdoors? Or taken a break in general LOL! Let us know what's going on with YOU. And let's keep this team going!! Thu, 22 Oct 2009 09:45:57 EST 100 jumping jacks a day for 60 days !!???!!!! well i am starting my own challange for my self. . . 5 days a go i started a no soda one on a diff team page n i want to do one for this team page . . . the challange for here will be "100 jumping jacks a day for 60 days "!!!!!! Well 2day is day one for me and my challange ....I will cut them in half and only do 50 in the morning and 50 at night . . . i have started to day already done my 50 earlier and i just got 50 more to do 2day Fri, 9 Oct 2009 17:29:56 EST I've got news! Hi! I've been missing the team a lot. I haven't been posting a lot because I haven't been working out too much. And I haven't been working out too much because....I'm pregnant! Nope, it wasn't planned, but I am happy and worried about the new addition to my life. I am praying for a safe and happy pregnancy. So far, it's been weeks of morning sickness LOL!. I am in my 11th week, and I have been so fatigued and sick that I haven't felt like working out. But I know that I can't stay like... Tue, 22 Sep 2009 10:01:35 EST 3 Mile Walk Your Belly Flat now available Walk Your Belly Flat 3 Mile is available at Sat, 25 Jul 2009 10:35:34 EST REVIEW: Yoga Booty Ballet Live - Light and Easy INSTRUCTOR: Gillian and Teigh <BR> DURATION: 38 Minutes <BR> EQUIPMENT: Floor Space, Mat, and Squishy Ball <BR> LEVEL: Beginner <BR> TYPE: Cardio <BR> MUSIC: Soft Music <BR> IMPACT: Low <BR> CHOREOGRAPHY: Easy <BR> <BR> This is a low impact workout with dancing at the beginning followed by some ballet and then strengthening exercises on the floor. Gillian and Teigh are once again accompanied by their "crew" (students from their studio Swerve). <BR> <BR> At the beginning of the work... Fri, 24 Jul 2009 11:17:30 EST Where I've Been I noticed that it's been a little stale around here and I haven't been a very good co-leader. I apologize for that. So that you didn't think I completely fell off the planet, I thought I'd let you know where I've been. <BR> <BR> I have been working hard on getting my Masters degree in Public Administration. Since I haven't been to college in about 10 years and haven't been to any formal training in six years (military technical school training which is just like college only shorter) I ha... Thu, 23 Jul 2009 10:32:45 EST REVIEW: Yoga Booty Ballet Live - Latin Flavor INSTRUCTOR: Gillian and Teigh <BR> DURATION: 40 Minutes <BR> EQUIPMENT: Floor Space and Mat <BR> LEVEL: Beginner/Intermediate <BR> TYPE: Cardio <BR> MUSIC: Latin inspired soft drumming <BR> IMPACT: Low <BR> CHOREOGRAPHY: Moderate <BR> <BR> This is a low impact workout with dancing at the beginning followed by what Gillian and Teigh call ballet floor barre. They are accompanied by their "crew" (students from their studio Swerve). <BR> <BR> At the beginning of the workout, there is s... Thu, 23 Jul 2009 09:11:47 EST HAPPY 4TH OF JULY! HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!!! AND GOD BLESS!!!! <BR> <BR> What are ya'll doing for the 4th? Sat, 4 Jul 2009 09:01:38 EST T-Tapp Basic Workout Plus Instructor: Teresa Tapp <BR> Duration of Workout: 15 minutes <BR> Equipment needed: none <BR> Type of Workout: strength, cardio, flexibility <BR> Impact: Mixed, good for all fitness levels <BR> Choreography: Basic <BR> <BR> Ladies, this is an excellent program. Teresa Tapp offers many different workouts that have many different health benefits. The focus is more on inches lost than pounds since you gain muscle using your own weight as resistance. I lost 13 inches in the first week. Chec... Wed, 1 Jul 2009 10:18:47 EST im new hello my name is christina i keep going up and down with my weing ill lose 5 lbs but then might put 4 or 7 back on then lose some its . . just a up and down thing i have done all my life . . . im new to this site n group but i have no idea how to get started dont know what i got to do . . i need help and some one to support me . . i have no one that takes me serous that i want to lose weight . . Mon, 8 Jun 2009 02:11:56 EST What works for you? I was inspired by a fellow At Home Sweater's spark blog to start this topic :) Maybe we can help each other out if we are not seeing the results we'd like, or if we need some extra motivation. <BR> <BR> So, what works for you? I am what some would call a "spoon" shape: small on the top, and hippy on the bottom :) For my upper body, I think I saw my best results with Jari Love, which was high reps/low weights. For lower body it's the opposite. I find that I need to work my legs more than... Tue, 2 Jun 2009 08:58:25 EST REVIEW: Hi/Lo Med Ball INSTRUCTOR: Tracey Staehle <BR> DURATION: 50 Minutes <BR> EQUIPMENT: Sneakers, med ball, optional weighted gloves <BR> LEVEL: Solid Intermediate <BR> TYPE: Cardio <BR> MUSIC: Top 40 instrumental, some goodies from the 70's and 80's ("Super Freak" "My First, My Last, My Everything") <BR> IMPACT: Mixed <BR> CHOREOGRAPHY: Moderate <BR> <BR> <BR> This is a hi/lo workout with some medicine ball training sprinkled in twice from fitness instructor Tracey Staehle. She is accompanied by two b... Thu, 7 May 2009 10:26:21 EST Bring on the Insanity! Anybody hear about the new Beachbody DVD set called "Insanity"? <BR> <BR> Here is a link on YouTube <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> It looks Insane. It is suppose to be by Shaun T. Tony Horton narrates the Youtube preview and calls it possible the hardest workouts put on DVD EVER. That is saying a lot coming from Tony. The good news? It's ONLY 60 days. <BR> <BR> It comes out on June, let me know if you would like more info Wed, 6 May 2009 22:37:17 EST Dance Off the Inches - Hip Hop Party I just purchased this dvd today and completely fell in love with the workout. I feel energetic (which might not be good since it's time to go to bed) and I burned lots of calories (over 400). The workout is called Dance Off the Inches - Hip Hop Party and the instructor is Jennifer Galardi. Jennifer is very energetic and it was easy to get into the music. She has included a section on the dvd to do a brief breakdown of the dance steps she uses. If you are familiar with some hip hop dances... Fri, 1 May 2009 00:08:35 EST I'm new here Hello. I am new to Sparkpeople. I love to workout at home because I can fit it in whenever I want. I am obsessed with Wii's my fitness coach and haven't touched my video and dvd collection since I got it. I am trying to use my stepper once in a while, since mfc has so much jumping. Thu, 23 Apr 2009 23:07:57 EST Sweatsuit to Swimsuit Boot Camp I just joined this team. I'm so excited about it and hope that I can be consistent. Is anyone interested? Thu, 23 Apr 2009 20:54:27 EST Slim in 6? Has anyone tried it? How long are the CD's is it all cardio? or does it have weight training? Does it work? Wed, 22 Apr 2009 16:20:20 EST New to team! Hi Everyone! <BR> I am new to this team but not to Spark … I have been around - on and off - for about 3 years. I workout at home (do not have a gym membership) using a variety of dvds, a treadmill, exercise ball, a Smart Gym, dumbbells and resistance bands. I know that I can get a fairly good workout using what I have. I came across this team and think it would be a good idea to be part of a group of people basically doing the same thing - exercising at home - like me! I look forward to get... Sun, 19 Apr 2009 14:45:05 EST Did you start this team just for me? Hello, everyone. I have joined several teams, but this one is so me. I am a workout at home junky. I love scouring Target, finding new dvd's to buy (I was just in there today!). Hubby is waiting to watch a movie, I'll talk more later. So glad to be here! Sun, 19 Apr 2009 02:03:40 EST REVIEW: Kathy Smith's Functionally Fit Lower Body NSTRUCTOR: Kathy Smith <BR> DURATION: 31 minutes <BR> EQUIPMENT: sneakers <BR> LEVEL: Basic/Intermediate <BR> TYPE: Toning <BR> MUSIC: nondescript <BR> IMPACT: Low, but can be tricky if you have knee issues <BR> CHOREOGRAPHY: Basic <BR> <BR> This is a lower body toning workout led by lovely fitness veteran Kathy Smith. Found on the compilation DVD "Yoga Sculpt", this workout features lower body toning exercises using no equipment. Most of the exercises are fairly simple, standing lowe... Sun, 12 Apr 2009 16:38:04 EST Walk your Way Thin Series Sorry I didn't post sooner. <BR> <BR> Leslie Sansone has a new set of dvds available. It's the Walk you way Thin series. They are only available at select Target stores. These are all kits and come with walk boosters. <BR> <BR> Punch up your Walk with weight gloves <BR> Walk it Off and Tone it Up with 2 Firm Bands <BR> Belly Buns and Thighs Slimdown with fit cuff <BR> 3 Mile Calorie Blast with walk belt <BR> Walk off Even More Weight with 2lb weight belt <BR> Walk off 10 Pounds with pedom... Tue, 7 Apr 2009 15:03:54 EST any one tried the tony horton- 10 min trainer? hi i was woundering if any one has tried the 10 min trainer? is it easy to follow. and stick it. ty, missy Sun, 5 Apr 2009 12:59:55 EST What @ Home Workouts (DVDs?) Are you Using? So I just recently made the purchase of my life...I got the ChaLEAN Extreme porgram from - I swear by it! My body is so sore and its bliss! I feel like I'm finally in control again and thats empowering. I'm also a huge Turbo Jam lover! Got to love Chalene! She's so amazing! <BR> <BR> What workouts are you using? Thu, 2 Apr 2009 12:36:48 EST Another Newbie Looking at the site I saw this and it looked interesting. I have a WII Fit and it works my butt off yet still having a time losing the pounds. SO maybe this will help motivate me. I am 56 and need to lose about 35 pounds. Thu, 2 Apr 2009 12:33:56 EST REVIEW: Patricia Moreno IntenSati INSTRUCTOR: Patricia Moreno <BR> DURATION: 45 Minutes <BR> EQUIPMENT: Sneakers or bare feet <BR> LEVEL: Beginner/Intermediate <BR> TYPE: Cardio/Toning/Meditation <BR> MUSIC: Sort of new agey <BR> IMPACT: Low <BR> CHOREOGRAPHY: Basic <BR> <BR> This workout is very different from anything I have tried. It is difficult to classify, but I'll try my best :) For me, the best way to describe it is a moving meditation. You do a series of simple cardio moves while you repeat positive affirmation... Mon, 30 Mar 2009 13:19:44 EST Anyone doing Slim in 6 Hi All, I am new to SP, well actively new lol. My name is Liz and I was wondering if anyone was doing the Slim in 6 workout DVDs by Debbie Siebers. I started on 3/22 and would live to find some workout buddies. I've got a lot of weight to lose, 40 lbs, and I would like to start off with Slim in 6 and work my way up to Turbo Jam, P90X etc. I love any and all of the dvds from so much that I became a coach. Sat, 28 Mar 2009 13:22:20 EST Ideas for Workouts in Small Spaces Like I need anymore DVDs LOL! <BR> <BR> I have recently bought a giant king sized bed to put in my small bedroom apartment. Obviously, I didn't think this through, because now I have lost my workout space. So, I need ideas for workouts with small spaces. I don't have much side to side room, but I can move back and forth. To give you an idea, I was able to do Tae Bo's Live Basic workout without any problems. Hi/lo is very much out the question. <BR> <BR> I'm looking for a strength worko... Thu, 26 Mar 2009 09:58:46 EST Borders Bookstores Borders has dvds for 30% off. No coupon needed. This includes fitness dvds. Not sure if this is only in store though. Mon, 23 Mar 2009 09:12:46 EST REVIEW: Karen Voight Pure and Simple Stretch INSTRUCTOR: Karen Voight <BR> DURATION: 40 Minutes <BR> EQUIPMENT: Optional towel or yoga strap to use with some of the leg stretches <BR> LEVEL: Basic <BR> TYPE: Stretch <BR> MUSIC: Pleasant, jazzy type <BR> IMPACT: Low <BR> CHOREOGRAPHY: Basic <BR> <BR> This is a total body stretch routine by fitness veteran Karen Voight. She is like a chiseled statue; so in shape! Inspiring :) Accompanying her are two woman and one guy. The DVD is broken up into two practices - sitting poses and ... Thu, 12 Mar 2009 09:59:48 EST What's on Your wishlist?? I've been doing some thinking about what I wanted to add to my collection. Being true vidots I know our list grow longer with each passing day and review lol <BR> <BR> My wishlist includes: <BR> Jari's Extremely Ripped <BR> Lynn Hahn's kickboxing dvds <BR> Absolute Beginners: Step and Dance Aerobic Workout with Nekea Brown <BR> Silk and Feathers: Burlesque Fan Dance <BR> Dance and Be Fit: Abs Burn <BR> Hemalayaa: Yoga for Everyone <BR> Absolute Beginners Fitness: Weight Training with Jules ... Wed, 11 Mar 2009 14:05:10 EST REVIEW: 5K with a Twist INSTRUCTOR: Leslie Sansone <BR> DURATION: 45 Minutes <BR> EQUIPMENT: Just your feet :-) or tennis shoes <BR> LEVEL: Intermediate/Advanced <BR> TYPE: Cardio <BR> MUSIC: Didn't really pay attention <BR> IMPACT: Mixed <BR> CHOREOGRAPHY: Basic <BR> <BR> In this workout, like all Leslie workouts, you start off by going over the 4 basic steps of in home walking lol. Walking, side steps, knee up and kicks. Leslie is by herself in this offering. No familiar walkers here. She's bubbly but not ... Wed, 11 Mar 2009 12:40:40 EST REVIEW: 5-Day Slim Down INSTRUCTOR: Leslie Sansone <BR> DURATION: 75 minutes approximately <BR> EQUIPMENT: Just your feet :-) or tennis shoes <BR> LEVEL: Intermediate/Advanced <BR> TYPE: Cardio <BR> MUSIC: Didn't really pay attention <BR> IMPACT: Mixed <BR> CHOREOGRAPHY: Basic <BR> <BR> In this workout, like all Leslie workouts, you start off by going over the 4 basic steps of in home walking lol. Walking, side steps, knee up and kicks. Mile 1 - Classic Walk <BR> Its just what it proclaims, classic Leslie, w... Wed, 11 Mar 2009 11:39:05 EST 5 Mile Fat Burning Walk INSTRUCTOR: Leslie Sansone <BR> DURATION: 65 minutes <BR> EQUIPMENT: Just your feet :-) or tennis shoes <BR> LEVEL: Intermediate/Advanced <BR> TYPE: Cardio <BR> MUSIC: Didn't really pay attention <BR> IMPACT: Mixed <BR> CHOREOGRAPHY: Basic <BR> <BR> In this workout, like all Leslie workouts, you start off by going over the 4 basic steps of in home walking lol. Walking, side steps, knee up and kicks. Leslie does the warm up and the first mile solo. In the 2nd, 3rd and 4th mile she has wal... Wed, 11 Mar 2009 11:17:40 EST REVIEW: Cathe's Muscle Endurance NAME of instructor <BR> Cathe Friedrich <BR> <BR> DURATION of workout <BR> 65 minutes, with various premixes (Upper Body Only, Lower Body Only, Express Premix, and Mix and Match Options) <BR> <BR> EQUIPMENT needed <BR> Various weighted dumbbells, plate loaded barbell, mini step with risers, medicine ball, exercise mat, a lone 10 pound plate <BR> <BR> TYPE of workout <BR> Endurance strength training workout <BR> <BR> MUSIC good or bad <BR> Good <BR> <BR> IMPACT whether it's high, lo... Mon, 9 Mar 2009 09:38:13 EST REVIEW: Dance and Be Fit - Brazilian Body NAME of instructor <BR> Kimberly Miguel Mullen <BR> <BR> DURATION of workout <BR> 48 minutes (6 minute warm up, 24 minute aerobics, 12 minute Capoeira martial arts/dance, 6 minute cool down) <BR> <BR> EQUIPMENT needed <BR> Bare feet :) or if you choose, sneakers <BR> <BR> TYPE of workout <BR> Dance/aerobic workout <BR> <BR> MUSIC good or bad <BR> Drum beat, island music throughout <BR> <BR> IMPACT whether it's high, low, or mixed <BR> Mixed, but you can modify easily <BR> <BR> CHO... Mon, 2 Mar 2009 08:10:35 EST REVIEW: Joyce Vedral Complete Definition Series NAME of instructor <BR> Joyce Vedral <BR> <BR> DURATION of workout <BR> 110 minutes. Broken up into around 30 minutes each workout, with a seperate bonus abs workout and modifications section <BR> <BR> EQUIPMENT needed <BR> Various weighted dumbbells (light, middle, heavy weights) bench or club sized step with risers. Optional hand gloves and mat for floor work. <BR> <BR> TYPE of workout <BR> Gym style weight training <BR> <BR> MUSIC good or bad <BR> Good, recognized some rock stu... Fri, 27 Feb 2009 08:57:08 EST REVIEW: The FIRM Super Body Sculpt NAME of instructor <BR> Stephanie Corley <BR> <BR> DURATION of workout <BR> 56 minutes (as per collage's breakdown, which I believe is accurate: 6 minute warm up, 33 minute aero/tone intervals, 10 minute toning, 7 minute stretch) <BR> <BR> EQUIPMENT needed <BR> Various weighted dumbbells (light, middle, heavy weights) and fanny lifter or mini step topper with risers <BR> <BR> TYPE of workout <BR> Gym style weight training <BR> <BR> MUSIC good or bad <BR> Generic <BR> <BR> IMPACT w... Thu, 26 Feb 2009 11:44:27 EST REVIEW: TLT Better Burn, Better Buns NAME of instructor <BR> Tracie Long <BR> <BR> DURATION of workout <BR> 56 minutes (as per collage's breakdown, which I believe is accurate: 6 minute warm up, 33 minute aero/tone intervals, 10 minute toning, 7 minute stretch) <BR> <BR> EQUIPMENT needed <BR> Medicine ball (participants used 2, 4, or 5 pound balls, rags or paper plates, a dowel or broomstick) <BR> <BR> TYPE of workout <BR> Aerobic/toning interval workout <BR> <BR> MUSIC good or bad <BR> Pretty good <BR> <BR> IMPACT w... Thu, 26 Feb 2009 09:20:00 EST